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Connect To Network Printers Using Windows XP

  1. Click Start button.PNG.
  2. Select Run.
  3. In the Open field type \\server-name\queue-name where server-name is the name of the print server (bombay, in most cases) & queue-name is unique for the printer (typically in the form of three-letter building abbreviation followed by room number; ex. \\bombay\LIB213 (note this is a printer that doesn't exist - it is only an example).
  4. Click OK button.PNG.  The driver for the printer will be added to your computer and the printer will be added to your Printer and Faxes list of available printers.

The above steps will not work properly if the computer is a) not bound to the middlebury.edu docmain (only should apply to college-owned computers) or b) is not logged in with a network account with printing privileges.

Bombay also has a web address allowing installation of printers at [| http://bombay/printers] if you are logged into the domain, using Internet Explorer, and inside the college firewall.

Uninstall Printers Using Windows XP

  1. Click Start button.PNG
  2. Select Control Panel (via Settings, if applicable)
  3. Open Printers and Faxes
  4. Right-click on the printer and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
  5. Click Yes2 button.PNG to confirm the deletion
  6. Close the Printers and Faxes window